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Nov 8, 2008, 05:12 PM
Is there any way to make a smart playlist that contains that top 25 most played in the past week/month?

Nov 8, 2008, 09:56 PM
Not that I've been able to find. The problem is that iTunes doesn't keep a complete play history for a track. With only date of last play and play count at your disposal, there simply isn't enough data to create the kind of list you want.

If you were simply curious about what you've listened to most in the past week or month, something like last.fm (http://www.last.fm) would work. Otherwise, you're out of luck.

Nov 9, 2008, 09:55 PM
1. Create a smart playlist where last played is within the last 30 days. Name it "30 Days"
2. Add "Playlist - is - 30 Days" to your current Top 25 most played smart playlist. :cool:

Nov 10, 2008, 01:59 AM
Nice workaround, though not exactly what the OP wanted.

Nov 10, 2008, 10:39 AM
Or, you could create a smart playlist with "last played" is in the last "1" Week/month and "limit to 25 items selected by most often played". :D

Altough this wouldn't discern between a song you played 1354 times last year and have played only once in the last month, and a song you just added last week and had been hearing 194 times a day since. :(

Nov 10, 2008, 12:33 PM
Correct. Like I said, there is currently no way to create the playlist the OP wants.

Nov 10, 2008, 02:32 PM
Thank you for trying everybody. For now I think I'll just use the recently played playlist. Do you think that Apple might make a playlist like this if I email them, or is there no point in trying since phairphan said there isn't enough data to make this playlist?

Nov 10, 2008, 03:09 PM
It can't hurt to request this as a feature in a future release. In order to accommodate it, iTunes would need to create an entry in the library (or some supporting file) to record the date of each play for each track. Right now it simply has a field for total plays and and one for date of last play.

Nov 11, 2008, 05:11 PM
Wouldn't that start to use up too much memory?